I used to be so obsessed with decoden - for those of you who don't know, it's a trend from Japan, see here. Heck, I used to be so obsessed with lolita fashion. But now that I've mellowed out, I've only been enjoying only partially-embellished stuff - and since I've been inspired by a video I seen yesterday I wanted to create some decoden-inspired gear. So I made this double bow necklace out of polymer cay. Read on for the tutorial!
It's so easy. Follow the steps below:
Pinch the sides like pictured above, and then pinch both sides together. Pinch two of those, and then assemble them like so... whew, that's a lot of pinching. Be careful not to ruin the folds!
Next take a small bit of clay, roll it out and flatten it like in the first picture. Wrap it around your bow, cut the excess and flatten it a bit. That's it - you have your bow.
To make holes, it helps to put a pencil or any barrel shaped object inside - it's used to hold the shape. Poke out your circle per usual.
It's a summery/spring-y bit of jewelry but I feel like this will add a pop of cuteness to every outfit no matter what the season.
The options are endless - you can make a ring if you attach it to a base, make a small pair of earrings (like the one in the cover photo - I made two of those tiny bows :D), attach it to a dust plug and make your phone look like a gift or decoden it! :)
I hope you liked it. As always, leave me a comment because I so love hearing from you guys. Enjoy your day!